History of your Surname
Get access to Shang family records.Start a free trial

Shang Family History

Shang Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of an ancestor, Lü Shang, who lived around the beginning of the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). Chinese : from the name of the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 bc).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Shan, Chang, Zhang, Sheng, Tang, Sang, Xiang, Jiang, Zang, Hang

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Shang family from?

You can see how Shang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Shang families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Shang families living in Alberta. This was about 38% of all the recorded Shang's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Shang families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shang ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Shang. 64% of Shang men worked as a Farmer.

View Census data for Shang | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Shang family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shang census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Shang

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shang. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Shang immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shang. For the veterans among your Shang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Shang military records

You've only scratched the surface of Shang family history.

Discover More

What is the average Shang lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Shang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Shang in 1967 was 81, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shang

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Shang family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial